Strawberry Crop Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Strawberry Crop Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Basic Information

Fully grown strawberries ready for shipment | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Fully grown strawberries ready for shipment

The strawberry is one of the spring crops in the game. You can only buy strawberry seeds at the Supermarket after you’ve shipped 100 of each of the other spring crops, except for cabbages. You’ll earn a decent amount of gold from planting strawberries, and they make excellent gifts for some of the marriage candidates in the game.

Season: Spring

Days to Mature: 8 days

Renewable Crop: Yes (Regrows in 2 days)

Where to buy Seeds: Supermarket (After shipping 100 turnips, 100 potatoes, and 100 cucumbers)

Maximum Harvests Per Season: 11 times, assuming you plant at least on the second day of the season.

Important Note: Watering your crops once a day is very important! Seeds and crops stop growing if you don’t water it for a day. Renewable crops will also not regrow if you forget to water them.

Profit

You can check the number of crops you’ve shipped at the “Memo” window | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
You can check the number of crops you’ve shipped at the “Memo” window

You only need to buy seeds for renewable crops once. We will subtract the seed cost from the total profit per season to know our actual profit.

 Max Profit Formation (3×3)Optimized U-Shape Formation
Seed Cost150G150G
Earnings per Crop30G30G
Total Profit per Seed Bag270G240G
Profit per Day94G83G
Profit per Season2820G2490G

Note: Total Profit per Seed Bag = ((Earnings per Crop x Number of Seeds Planted) – Seed Cost))

Max Profit Formation (3×3) vs Optimized U-Shape Formation

The 3x3 Square formation (left side), and the U-Shape formation (right side) | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The 3×3 Square formation (left side), and the U-Shape formation (right side)

The best way to plant crops is the U-Shape Formation. This method of planting crops ensures that no seed goes to waste since you can water and harvest them all. This is the optimal way of planting renewable crops.

The 3×3 formation is the best in terms of profit. You should only use the 3×3 square formation if you have an upgraded watering can, as you won’t be able to reach the crop at the center of the square without it. It’s also wise to use the 3×3 formation when planting non-renewable crops.

Gifting

Gifting Elli some strawberries | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Gifting Elli some strawberries

The crops you grow on your farm make excellent gifts to the townspeople. You can increase its effect on the townspeople’s affection by wrapping it in wrapping paper at the Supermarket before gifting it to them.

Love
Elli, Popuri, Harvest Goddess
Like
Ann
Neutral
Cliff, Doctor, Gray, Kai, Karen, Mary, Rick, Won, Anna, Barley, Basil, Carter, Doug, Duke, Ellen, Gotz, Harris, Jeff, Lillia, Manna, May, Saibara, Sasha, Stu, Mayor Thomas, Zack

Recipes

Cooking strawberry milk using strawberries | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Cooking strawberry milk using strawberries

Recipes require one major ingredient, utensils, and seasonings. You can use the strawberries as an ingredient for the following recipes:

  • Fruit Juice
  • Fruit Latte
  • Mixed Juice
  • Mixed Latte
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Strawberry Milk
  • Corn Flakes
  • Pudding
  • Ice Cream
  • Cake
  • Chocolate Cake